Articles tagged 'mary chiwenga'

Tributes pour in for Kiki Divaris 7 December 2015   HARARE - Tributes continued to pour in yesterday for veteran beauty pageant organiser Kiki Divaris who died of pneumonia on Saturday morning. Divaris, who was 91 made an influence in the lives of many Zimbabweans. [GoogleAd] At the time of her death Divaris was the patron of Miss Zi...
Kiki Divaris dies 7 December 2015 HARARE - Veteran beauty pageant organiser Kiki Divaris has died, she was 91. At the time of her death Divaris, was the patron of Miss Zimbabwe Trust, after she gave the reigns of running Zimbabwe's biggest pageant to Marry Chiwenga a former model married to the army general Constantine [Goo...
Miss Zim chaos continues 21 June 2015 HARARE - Detractors of Mary Chiwenga, who took over from Kiki Divaris as chairperson of the Miss Zimbabwe Trust three years ago, have every reason to liken the former model to a bull in a china shop. Several Miss Zimbabwe queens and beauty industry stakeholders have found Chiwenga’s cash-rich ...
Miss Zim Trust should be professional 21 June 2015 HARARE - Miss Zimbabwe Trust, holders of the Miss Zimbabwe should be professional enough in handling affairs of the national beauty pageant. The Trust recently held a “press conference” at which they exclusively invited one journalist from the state media to cover their announcement to expel r...
Outrage over Miss Zim ouster 19 June 2015 HARARE - Last week’s dethronement of Miss Zimbabwe 2015 Emily Kachote over alleged nude pictures has been described as unfair by gender activists and modelling experts contacted by the Daily News. The Miss Zimbabwe Trust, chaired by Marry Chiwenga, wife of Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander gen...
Miss World racist – Chiwenga 24 April 2015 HARARE - Miss Zimbabwe Trust chairperson Marry Chiwenga says only racism can stop one of the 15 girls vying for the national beauty title from landing the Miss World Crown. Speaking on the sidelines of the national pageant’s sashing ceremony; Chiwenga said all the remaining 15 girls were good ...
Miss Zimbabwe finals date moved 18 February 2015 HARARE - The Miss Zimbabwe finals which had been scheduled for April 25 will now be held on May 2 to pave way for the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF). The national pageant’s communications and programmes manager, Tendai Chirau said dates for the beauty contest which will be run under ...
Miss Zim Trust failed me: Makaya 30 November 2014 HARARE - Dethroned Miss Zimbabwe Catherine Makaya says she is yet to receive formal communication from the Miss Zimbabwe Trust on why she was booted out unceremoniously. In a statement to the Daily News on Sunday the 19-year-old beauty queen said the only communication she got from Mary Chiwen...
Miss Zim pageant hits new low 19 November 2014 HARARE - Miss Zimbabwe beauty pageant has hit a new low following the dethroning of Catherine Makaya over alleged indiscipline. However, Miss Zimbabwe Trust chairperson Mary Chiwenga says they have the fully backing of the Miss World organisers. Makaya, who was made national beauty queen af...
It never rains but pours for Chiwenga 10 August 2014 HARARE - The resignation of reigning Miss Zimbabwe, Thabiso Phiri, a 22-year-old University of Zimbabwe law student has become the latest blow to Miss Zimbabwe Trust chairperson, Mary Chiwenga's ambitions to smoothly run the pageant. For Mary, the wife of General Constantine Chiwenga it never ...
'Pregnancy, nude pics did not dethrone Miss Zimbabwe' 6 August 2014 HARARE - Catherine Makaya was yesterday crowned the new Miss Zimbabwe 2014, replacing Thabiso Phiri who stepped down last Friday. The Miss Zimbabwe 2014 was stripped of her crown, sparking frenzied speculation  that she could have failed to fulfil the obligations that go with the beauty title ...
Confusion surrounds Miss Zim 5 August 2014 HARARE - Confusion reigns supreme at the Miss Zimbabwe Trust camp following the stepping down of Miss Zimbabwe queen Thabiso Phiri last week over unknown personal reasons. Since the princess' bombshell, Phiri has not said much save to say she did it for personal reasons while Mary Chiwenga, th...
Miss Zim Thabiso Phiri steps down 2 August 2014 HARARE - In a shocking turn of events, Miss Zimbabwe 2014 Thabiso Phiri, has stepped down a month into her reign under unclear circumstances. Phiri was crowned on June 14 in an extravagant event which cost a record half a million dollars. When contacted for comment, Phiri said she would dis...
Dhlakama deserved better 18 June 2014 HARARE - Media reports that Mary Chiwenga, the new Miss Zimbabwe Trust chairperson did not invite Bongani Dhlakama the Miss Zimbabwe 2012 who by default was still the reigning Miss Zimbabwe to the recent Miss Zimbabwe finals made some sad reading. Bongani was the 2012-2013 queen, but there was...
Miss Zim 2012 snubbed 17 June 2014 HARARE - Miss Zimbabwe 2012 Bongani Dlakama says she was not invited to the Miss Zimbabwe finals on Saturday night. The beauty queen, who had a difficult reign, says she is not bitter but feels she was unfairly sidelined. Bongani was the 2012-2013 queen. But there was no queen for 2013-2014...
2014 pageant prize-giving ceremony on Friday 17 June 2014 HARARE - The prize-giving ceremony for the Miss Zimbabwe 2014 winners has been scheduled for Friday at a venue yet to be advised, according to the trust’s chairperson Mary Chiwenga. Chiwenga said they would have comprehensive details on the prizes, which include brand new cars by Friday. Th...
Thabiso Phiri crowned Miss Zim 16 June 2014 HARARE- Twenty-two-year-old Thabiso Phiri was crowned Miss Zimbabwe 2014 on Saturday evening during a colourful pageant held at Harare's Mabvazuva Village. Thabiso, who hails from Chitungwiza, shrugged off the challenge from first princess Letwin Chinomona, second princess Tendai Hunda and 12 ...
Well done for Miss Zimbabwe but .... 16 June 2014 HARARE - Saturday’s Miss Zimbabwe beauty pageant was by far the most innovative and impressive beauty showcase in Zimbabwe’s recent history, even though there is a glaring need to de-militarise the contest. Even the $300 admission fee could not dampen the spirits of the well-heeled who wanted ...
Miss Zimbabwe: All the glitz, beauty and glamour 16 June 2014 HARARE - Miss Zimbabwe finals held in Harare on Saturday was a night of many pretty girls, sparkly clothes, pearly-white smiles, amazing bikini bods, music, drumming, the army, the environment and economic blueprint ZimAsset. The theme, “Lifting ZimAsset to greater heights”, was the gospel thr...
Miss Zim struggles to get contestants 24 July 2013 HARARE - Unimpressed Miss Zimbabwe pageant organisers have been forced to shelve a scheduled boot camp after discovering that only seven out of 16 girls selected through provincial competitions meet expected standards. Sibusisiwe Mazibuko, the Miss Zimbabwe Trust secretary, admitted to the D..
Miss Zim finals postponed 4 July 2013 HARARE Organisers of the Miss Zimbabwe pageant have moved the date of the finals to August 16 from July 26 and have opened the door for more girls to pitch up for castings. Mary Chiwenga, chairperson of the Miss Zimbabwe Trust, sought permission from Miss World organisers for an extension which w...